It’s time for #MerlotThursday. Here’s a delightful one.
Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, spices, cedar, licorice, vanilla, light vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf, spices, earth and black pepper.
Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, coke, graphite and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very enjoyable Merlot from Napa Valley. Fruit forward, rich and big, with a great mouthfeel and nice complexity.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows the tannins (90 minutes).
Drinking very nicely now and will be better in the next 5 years.
I had it all by itself. So delicious.
14.5% alcohol by volume.